Arizona Fall League Recap: 11/11

  • Daryle Ward has to be in the ‘running’ for slowest major leaguer of all time. Even Willie Stargell in his 40’s was faster than Daryle as a Pirate.

    • I seem to remember Willie at the end trying to call time out as he ran towards second base, with the ball beating him there by a lot. Ron Hassey was always my favorite all-time slow runner, Yankee announcers used to say “There goes Hassey turning another triple into a double with his speed.”

      • RandyLinville
        June 28, 2012 11:06 am

        In one of his abstracts, Bill James tackled that question. He believes catcher and HOFer Ernie Lombardi was the slowest player of all time. He said Willie Aikens was the slowest player of the current age but felt that if the two raced around the bases four times that Aikens would lap him.

        • Ralph Kiner just said on the air a week or so ago that Lombardi was the slowest player he has ever seen

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